Hi all, was running on the Pure Flow 1's for over 200 miles and loved them, was using them as transition to minimalist, but then the padding on top of both heels appeared to wear and started to cut into both Achilles at same time, was unable to use them for running. Up until then I loved them, great comfortable shoe.
Decided to contact Brooks in the off chance about the issue, and they agreed to replace them, which I was pleasantly surprised about!! Original shoes were bought in a specialist store over 100 miles from home and they even agreed and arranged for me to use a local retailer to facilitate the exchange which was another pleasant surprise.
Now as with all new shoes and especially since they were supplying the newer Pure Flow 2, I was apprehensive about them and nervous they wouldn't be as good as the originals but I must say they are very good with a fit and feel like the originals allowing a seamless transition, which hasn’t always been the case with new shoes of the same model/type.
Although Brooks customer service and the retailer McElhinneys in Donegal, Ireland were very good during this experience, my judgment has not been swayed and I only have good experience of both the Pure Flow 1 and 2..
Yes in the very damp they do feel slightly shaky when running at speed but apart from that I have been very happy with them. These are my first forray into minimalist running and so far so good, some calf trouble getting used to the change from heel strike to forefoot but have managed 2 5K PB's in a row.
May try Connects next.
Lady F-B I was the same as you - with an overpornante stance and heel striker but I have felt the Pure's have helped my transisiton and would recommend them..
Hi all, I have been running in Brooks Pure Flow for last month or so with no issues, really enjoyed them - transisition to fore foot running going better that I could imagine. Weather has been good for last couple of weeks and haven't done much running in the wet in them.
However ran my first race on damp ground in them at the weekend (did same race/route 3 weeks earlier with no issues), although it wasn't raining the ground was damp and i noticed a slight slip on these when running fast.